Statistical EOR detection and the Mileura Widefield Array

Miguel F. Morales, Judd D. Bowman, Roger Cappallo, Jacqueline N. Hewitt, Colin J. Lonsdale

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Abstract

Statistical epoch of reionization (EOR) observations are one of the emerging fields of experimental cosmology and could provide unique constraints on the formation of structure and the emergence of the first luminous objects. The primary challenge in observing the 21 cm EOR signature is subtracting the strong astrophysical and instrumental foregrounds. In this paper, we review the three-dimensional statistical EOR analysis, present a multi-stage foreground removal framework, and review the design and early field testing for the Mileura Widefield Array.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-178
Number of pages6
JournalNew Astronomy Reviews
Volume50
Issue number1-3 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 21cm observations
  • Cosmology
  • Epoch of reionization
  • Foregrounds
  • Theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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